Hopewell Valley COVID-19 Time Capsule

The Pennington Public Library would like your help collecting and archiving our community’s experiences and history during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now supporting the HOPEWELL VALLEY COVID-19 TIME CAPSULE project sponsored by the The Hopewell Valley Regional School District, Hopewell Valley Historical Society and Hopewell Museum. Please share your Coronavirus stories, thoughts, poems, artwork, photos, or videos with us!



  • You can upload your digital artifacts using this form.
  • If you do not have a Google account or are experiencing difficulties with the form, please email Dana Heller (danaheller@hvrsd.org) directly.

Please sent your artifacts to:
Attn: COVID-19 Time Capsule
Hopewell Valley Regional School District
425 S. Main St.
Pennington, NJ 08534

Please make sure to include your first and last name and HVCHS graduating class (if applicable). Please add a written explanation if the artifact needs to be put into context of its time and place (e.g., Who is in the picture/video? Where was it taken?).

Please note:

  • Any artifact submitted will not be returned. If not used for the time capsule, items may be disposed of.
  • Do not leave/send anything that is perishable.
  • For larger artifacts, please contact Dana Heller (danaheller@hvrsd.org) to discuss other arrangements.

For detailed information on the HOPEWELL VALLEY COVID-19 TIME CAPSULE

Learn More from our Hopewell Valley COVID-19 Time Capsule Informational Presentation:

The above was presented Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 3 pm ET via Zoom | Dana Heller, history teacher at Hopewell Valley Central High School (HVCHS), started the Hopewell Valley COVID-19 Time Capsule Project, working together with the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Museum to collect objects and artifacts to preserve our local stories and history of this pandemic. Dana talked about the inspiration for the project, the decision process for selecting items, the items that have been collected, how and when the capsule will be stored, and the plans for opening it – in 2033, when next year’s kindergartners will be graduating high school.

Co-sponsored by Pennington Public Library, Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and The Hopewell Museum, and made possible in part by a New Jersey Historical Commission history regrant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.